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breaking news, state department report is out on hillary clinton's e-mail controversy. i'm barbara harrison. >> and i'm aaron gilchrist. the steps governor willing to take to keep you safe on metro. warm sunshine, low humidity, i'm storm team 4 meteorologist tom kierein. look at how much longer this is going to last and your memorial day weekend forecast coming up. news 4 midday starts now. and we begin with that breaking news from virginia governor who just wrapped up. >> news 4's mark gr
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uses from the station. what is the governor saying about metro? >> reporter: he just signed an executive director where he's threatening to withhold -- governor, you did this live, i can tell you social media is blowing up with this threat to withhold funding from metro. tell us what your aim is here. >> first of all executive directive i signed today saying my head of my rail authority are to meet, i want to come up with protocols of safety measures to make sure we're doing everything we can to keep this system safe. and if they don't do it, they're going to face the consequences. i have had it. i am sick and tired of waiting. i do think paul, the new general manager is doing a great job, i support him. safety was my top issue, but i can't take so many people contacting me saying they don't want to get on metro anymore. they're going to work from home. it doesn't get you where you want on time. i'm concerned about my safety. this is a huge economic driver for the commonwealth of virginia. we are taking this very seriously. the three jurisdictions are coming together
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legislation done, but we can't do it until next january because that's when the legislature comes back. so i'm taking action today. i want these safety issues done. i want it in compliance. and i want to make sure every virginia resident knows when they get on that system it's a safe system. >> reporter: resisting compliance that the state of virginia will put in place or the tri-state metro commission maryland and d.c. will put in place? >> my directive for today is for virginia. and we have to get in accordance and what we think are the important safety issues. the three jurisdictions will come together in january. and we've agreed on that language. and we'll all pass it through our respective -- i can't do it until january until they come back, but i can't wait until january. i'm just not going to sit here for eight more months and worry about safety. >> reporter: my question you're threatening to withhold money when board director saying d.c., maryland and virginia going to have to come up with a billion extra dollars for metro possibly raising taxes. where do you stand on a possible tax increase to fund metro? >> i'm a big fan of jack a
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as chair and huge fan of paul and the great work they're doing. they're making great steps. we wasted a year of trying to get a general manager. i'm still unhappy about that. we'll all get together but don't come to me asking for more money until i and the virginia residents know the money is being spent smart now. don't ask for more money until we know the system is safe. people are not getting on metro anymore and that effects our economy. we've got to fix it. we need action. we want results. we can do this working with jack and paul we're going to work with them very closely. we all have the same goal in mind. they want to be able to get on the metro, the time it's posted and get to their destination when they're supposed to get there. and they need to do it in a safe manner. today those are all in jeopardy. >> there you have it from virginia governor terry mccauliffe threatening to withhold funding from metro. thank you, mark. now to the breaking news from the state department t
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hillary: ton being singled out for how badly she managed e-mail while she was secretary of state. the associated press just obtained a new inspector's general report, an audit as a matter of fact. that report cites, quote, longstanding systemic weaknesses related to communications and says the issue started before clinton was secretary. but it also says her failures were more serious. the audit also says secretaries were slow to recognize and handle cyber security risk related to communications particularly those related to the most senior leadership. the democratic presidential candidate has yet to respond to the a.p.'s report. it's a time to spend with family and friends and to get your summer started. memorial day means lots of people on the roads too sooner rather than later. it can be very crowded out there. news 4's kristin wright is live to talk about the big numbers experts are expecting this weekend. kristin. >> reporter: good morning. you know, perfect driving weather for memorial day weekend. that's the good
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the kind of bad news though 870,000 people from around the d.c. metro area will be traveling by car. >> not at all. not this weekend. we're going to wait. >> reporter: hazel is sitting this one out this memorial day weekend. >> just less traffic, less congestion. so it will be more fun then. >> reporter: aaa thinks about 38 million americans will travel for the holiday, the most in over a decade. this woman will be driving from virginia to new york to see family, and she's got this down. >> leaving thursday, driving on the road midnight, gettng there at 4:00 a.m. it's just perfect. >> reporter: a new local traffic study says the rush to get out of dodge will start earlier in the d.c. metro area than you may think. and that thursday will be worse than friday because everyone's got the same idea, leaving early to beat the traffic. the research by the national capital region sp
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there's a window that's the best time to hit the road. thursday night after 8:00 or friday morning before 11:00. gas prices are down, adding to the congestion. but no matter when you decide to head out this memorial day weekend, traffic here is just a given. >> i don't want to drive place tomorrow the traffic. >> it's always the bay bridge. backup. long backups coming in on sunday night. >> reporter: so the worst time to head out this memorial day weekend according to that study is friday between about 2:00 in the afternoon and 6:00. live intysons near busy 495, kristin right, news 4, back to you. kristin, thank you. not too early to talk about travel and never too early to talk about the weather. tom, great outside right now. is it going to last though? >> it is absolutely perfect, aaron. there's a live view of the capitol camera. a few whispy high clouds floating over the nation's capitol but look at the sunshine i
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to soak it up and enjoy. we'll have terrific weather for the rest of the afternoon with low humidity already up around 80 degrees. reagan national now at 78 on its way into the mid 80s by mid afternoon. storm team 4 radar don't have any problems here. there are some showers here in the central tennessee valley up into the ohio, indiana, kentucky area. that is going to be gradually coming our way. that will be during the day tomorrow. so we'll have a little greater chance of maybe an afternoon storm tomorrow. right now all dry around the region as we get going on this wednesday. it is kind of a getaway day for some people. no travel problems weatherwise. and we're going to keep this extended range of summerlike temperatures going into the memorial day weekend. i'll look at that in just a few minutes. tom, thank you. right now the head of the tsa is testifying on capitol hill. he's faced some tough questions concerning the long lines at our nation's airports. he said the airlines themselves are helping to resolve the problem. >> everything from
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tso to get back on checkpoint, providing people to run the bins from one end of the line back to the beginning of the line, doing what's called divest officer duties, that's the individual who reminds people to take off their shoes and their belt and so forth. >> now, the airlines themselves were talked about in this hearing specifically whether baggage fees have contributed to the long lines. today's hearing comes one day after the head of security was reassigned to other duties. new this morning, it's not clear how seriously the driver of this motorcycle was hurt or even if he or she was hurt at all in this crash in germantown. montgomery county police told us shakespeare boulevard near 355 is back open now. the crash happened around 1:30 this morning. a tragic loss in hyattsville this morning. prince george's police say 16-year-old has died from injuries. police say she was hit while
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area earlier this month. the teen did not have the walk signal at the time of the crash. the driver has not been charged. a showdown on capitol hill whether d.c. is allowed to spend its own money. a repeal 2012 act that gave d.c. the ability to spend local tax dollars without congressional approval. the obama administration issued a strong statement of support for the district. senior advisors recommend the president veto that bill so d.c. can gain financial independence from congress. and president obama is in japan right now. he arrived in the city of tokoname this morning after leaving vietnam overnight. the president is there for a g7 summit of world leaders. he's also planning to visit hiroshima, the first time a sitting u.s. president has done that. and in just the last hour president obama met and held a news conference with japan's prime minister shinzo abe. now, before the president arrived in japan he held a question and answer s
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and he asked a vietnamese rapper in the audience to free style a bit. ♪ >> well, that was good. see that. that was pretty good. >> and after she performed president obama and the young rapper there discussed gender stereotypes in music. >> she had all the right moves too with the hands, they were going. >> all fit together, didn't it? a chaotic scene outside a donald trump rally. coming up, the clash between demonstrators and police and a look at just how close trump is to the nomination. and why gluten free is not just a food fad for many people. the unusual
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officers hurt and at least one arrest after violence outside a donald trump campaign event. police say protesters lit fires and threw rocks at officers after the rally let out last night in albuquerque, new mexico. the police chief is praising his officers. he says they used an incredible amount of restraint. nbc's tracie potts has the latest now from the
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trail. >> reporter: protesters outside donald trump's albuquerque rally throwing rocks at police in the dark. several officers were treated. they responded with smoke canisters. inside, trump responded to hillary clinton's claim that he was rooting for the housing crisis that destroyed millions of americans. >> that's what i'm supposed to do. what am i going to do? i'm in business, okay. >> why on earth would we elect somebody president who actually rooted for the collapse of a mortgage market? >> reporter: later this morning congressional democrats are holding a news conference on capitol hill to make that same point. clinton had protesters too. >> some people are just allergic to the facts. >> reporter: and bernie sanders told california clinton can't be tough on wall street either. >> you can't take their money and take them on. >> reporter: all three candidates are in california today. sanders the underdog is pushing to win there on june 7
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>> california is a long way to washington -- >> reporter: overnight donald trump picked up more delegates in washington state's republican primary. and as the vote counting resumes in washington this morning, it's looking like donald trump is within a few dozen delegates of getting the magic number he needs to secure the nomination. tracie potts, nbc news, washington. >> and the democratic presidential front-runner is getting some air time on "ellen" today, the question is will hillary clinton announce a running mate? take a look. >> george clooney, oh! >> well, tony could be the first term and george could be the second. >> all right. >> former secretary of state joined ellen to play who you rather v.p. edition. also talks about donald trump and his lead in the republican primaries. you can catch today's episode on nbc 4 at 3:00 this afternoon ncht the man who spent a year in space is here in washington tod
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headquarte headquarters. take a look at the photo he tweeted this morning. it includes a pretty cool picture of the district as seen from hundreds of miles up. commander kelly is answering questions about being an astronaut this afternoon. virginia state police have identified the two people killed in yesterday's plane crash in orange county. they say 57-year-old charles caldwell of florida was piloting that plane. 81-year-old john quinn jr. of cull pepper was a passenger. the single engine experimental plane went down yesterday afternoon. the ntsb and other agencies are investigating in their search for a cause. we're less than an hour from more than 200 people expected to protest the suspension of a dozen local high school students. the student athletes from culpepper county high school have been suspended over a year for a locker room misconduct. the school won't release details about the allegations o
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is excessive. the group plans to protest on radio lane in culpeper this evening. a closer look at a disease millions of people have but doctors often miss, it's called celiac disease and it's behind the gluten free diet that's become a fad for others. nbc's mor began radford has more on this life changing diagnose. >> reporter: gluten free products might seem like a food fad, but for 3 million americans it's their lifeline. initially overlooked or misdiagnosed in 80% of cases, celiac disease is an autoimmune reaction to gluten,
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had bloating, all sorts of digestive issues. >> reporter: in her celiac support group she met a gluten free baker whose symptoms weren't so typical. what were your symptoms? >> i had malnutrition, headaches, extreme fatigue. >> reporter: and children with celiac can suffer stunted growth. so who should be tested for celiac besides those with a family history? people with other autoimmune disorders like type one diabetes, and those with symptoms including unexplained fatigue, weight loss, weak bones, depression and infertility. then a blood test and endoscopy, for accurate results you have to keep eating gluten. the only cure is getting rid of gluten completely. these days not so hard. >> and it tastes like the same if not better honestly.
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news, brooklyn, new york. >> certainly hearing more about people diagnosed with this. doctors are finding it seems. >> making a change in the diet is important, yeah. dangers to avoid at your holiday cookout. >> and severe weather from tornadoes to flooding, the dangerous conditions parts of ahnsas and okl
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the storms spawned several tornadoes in western kansas on tuesday. one person was killed in oklahoma, two were critically injured in kansas. nbc's gabe gutierrez has a look. >> reporter: in america's heartland, nature's fury on full display. >> oh, no. >> reporter: this morning residents near dodge city, kansas, are cleaning up after a tornado yanked a home off its foundation. homeowners caught this one on camera then managed to capture another funnel cloud forming just miles away. >> oh, my god! >> reporter: traffic paralyzed as the tornadoes barrelled down street. some drivers cut off by heavy debris lifted in the air, first swirling around the twister and then dropped to the ground. >> this is about to be an accident. >> watch this. >> reporter: one car too close for comfort heading straight towards disaster before police stop the driver. across four states 26 possible na
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on social media pictures of supercells and dark skies poured in. after hail had pounded colorado earlier in the day. in oklahoma, possible tornadoes tore through homes just outside of tulsa. >> we just looked out our front window and, boy, the trees were doing this number and this number. >> reporter: while in arkansas the problem wasn't wild winds but furious flooding. high water swept away a 13-year-old boy in jonesboro and sucked him into a drainage pipe. incredibly first responders found him alive with only minor injuries. a happy ending for one family as parts of the midwest now expect more storms this week. gabe gutierrez, nbc news. >> i will never understand why people chase those tornadoes. >> i know, incredible. >> it really is super dangerous. you've got to respect them. the strongest winds on earth are reported around a tornado. so here
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about any of that. we've got perfect weather for an afternoon ball game at nats park. and just a few high clouds passing over us now. there's a live view from the storm team 4 tower camera. that strong may sun coming down need the sun block today as we've got that sunshine through those high clouds warming our temperatures now into the low 80s across parts of virginia and maryland. reagan national on the cooler waters of the potomac at 78. so for the day you won't need the umbrella, but you'll be needing that sun block, the sunglasses and be comfortable sleeveless and shorts, sandals, your margaritaville shirt. as we look at storm team 4 radar, we have some showers in kentucky, tennessee, up into indiana, southern illinois, ohio, that's going to be tracking a little bit closer to us tomorrow. but the rest of the day today will stay dry. storm team 4 radar don't show any storms anywhere for the mountains all the way to the atlantic beaches, looking great. the only downside with the dry weather is that theo
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range, it's mostly oak and pine tree pollen, also the mold spores are in the high range as well. so, yes, here we go, play ball. at nats park they play the mets, a perfect afternoon for baseball. first pitch 1:05, ought to be near 80 there. and then mid 80s by the seventh inning, just some high clouds coming through with a light wind. warm and dry ending the game last out should be in the low 80s. storm team 4 four-day forecast will be in the upper 80s tomorrow and a possibility of an afternoon storm near 90 friday. little greater chance of an afternoon storm. looks great on saturday. and as we get into the holiday weekend for the beaches, it's going to be a bit cooler right at the beaches, water temperatures are in the 60s, temperatures will be climbing on saturday near 80 at the beaches, upper 70s sunday. memorial day now looking a bit better. we are watching a coastal storm that may bring some rain in. stay tuned for that. that's the way it looks. thank you, tom. if you're not going to the beach maybe memorial day, you might have plans to kick off the
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we have some tips for you to think about. let's start with the obvious one here. don't use gas to ignite your grill. that's just incredibly dangerous. also, you want to inspect and clean your grill before you fire it up. make sure the gas line is in one piece. and an easy mistake to make, don't leave food out for too long. chill it or bring it inside before two hours. you also don't want to undercook it. >> you know, meats, poultry, fish, chicken, all those things have different temperatures, anywhere between 140 and 170. if you want rare meats you want 140, well done 150, well done 160. >> another thing, don't grill near your house or indoors like your garage. in fact, it's illegal to grill within 30 feet of an apartment or on a balcony in prince george's county. the same in a lot of places. if you need to have an excuse to have a glass of wine for dinner, here's the perfect one. today is national wine day according to a survey by the
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millennials consumed 42% of all the wine sold in the u.s. last year surpassing baby boomers and generation x. i like that. >> sort of trending these days. >> and they know them all, it seems. we have new information on the job troubles facing many military spouses. >> and an investigation by the news 4 i-team that finds congress is not following the federal government's standards for providing accommodat
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right now jurors are hearing more testimony in the trial of andrew schmuhl, he's the attorney charged with kidnapping and torturing a northern virginia couple back in november of 2014. new evidence released in court yesterday shows dash cam video from the night fairfax county officers chased schmuhl and his wife on the beltway. in the police cruiser schmuhl told officers he had taken several prescription pills, which his attorneys say led to the attack. meanwhile, centerville high school student has turned himself in to police following the drug-related death of a classmate. fairfax county police have charged 18-year-old david evers with making and selling drugs and imitation controlled substance. alex ya springer found dead in her home in march from an apparent drug overdose which was ruled accidental. a rockville wom
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pretending to use her home as a rescue shelter. a judge found kathrine chong guilty on dozens of counts of animal cruelty yesterday. montgomery county police say chong neglected the 66 dogs she kept inside her home on glen ,v ápá least one of the dogs wa sick investigators tell us it had to be euthanized. and new this morning, evidence of a trend the pentagon says the country needs to turn around. a study out this morning finds 42% of military spouses are unemployed compared to 25% of spouses nationwide. in addition, the study finds military spouses with a bachelor's degree earn 40% less than their civilian counterparts. researchers with blue star family says the frequent moves and erratic schedules that come with being a military spouse makes it hard to keep a good job. in just a couple of hours this is going to be the sight above annapolis. the blue angels air show starts at 2:00 this afternoon. these are all navy and u.s.
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acrobatics in the air here. the blue angels held a practice yesterday. that's the vid you you're seeing right here. wish you could hear a little of what the engines sound like roaring above the crowds that are usually below. this is also going to be the sight at the naval academy graduation. they'll do a flyover, that's on friday. it looks like the first family may move into an upscale northwest d.c. neighborhood once they exit the white house. the national journal reports sources say president obama's family chose a home in the sheridan neighborhood. news 4's tom sherwood tried to find out if this home at 10 calarama circle, there it is, that might be the obama's new address. the house went off the market recently, but when tom called the realtor the phone went dead. neighbors say the home is a good choice. >> it's perfect size. it's very comfy inside. very comfy inside. >> since i live here of course i think it's a good choice. i suspect there are other neighborhoods that would do just as well. >> now, the home you see here
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leases for $9,500 a month. they write the laws, but it seems they don't always have to follow the rules. an investigation by the news 4 i-team found congress itself isn't following the federal government standards for providing accommodations to parents. scott mcfarlane shows us why some say the hill isn't nearly as family friendly as it ought to be. >> reporter: by autumn 2-year-old shaw miller will be a big brother. mom is expecting, shae miller is a 13-year congressional staffer and still remembers what it was like making the long walk from her car to the office when she was pregnant with shaw. >> i think about when i was pregnant the first time coming, parking in the garage and then literally 15 minutes of waddling to my office. >> reporter: from your spot? >> from my spot to my office. >> reporter: that's because there are no designated parking spots in the capitol hill complex for expected moms. in a report issued in mid-may a u.s. house subcommittee made
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would support efforts to provide temporary parking for pregnant women, even though the federal government doesn't require such parking at federal buildings. something else in this report caught the attention of the news 4 i-team as well since the subcommittee also thinks it's priority for the capitol complex to add more baby changing stations inside the dozens and dozens of restrooms on the campus. that could be an even bigger problem because congress is so short on changing tables and family restrooms it fails to meet the government's own standards for federal buildings. and it doesn't even have to because it exempted itself from the rules. in newer government facilities feds require one changing table on every floor. those in the more modern capitol visitor's center we found nine changing tables in all of the u.s. house, less than half those required. >> that's an easy fix, and we should absolutely do it. >> reporter: jackie spear is a long-time u.s. house member from california and a former staffer. >> there's a bigger issue here. this is not a
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found congress doesn't meet the federal government standards for lactation stations for moms. that standard requires six stations for every 1,000 female workers with an estimated 7,000 female employees in congress that would require about 42 stations. the i-team's review found there are only 12. and even those are relatively new. before 2007 there were none in the u.s. house. >> congress has made the rules apply to everyone else in federal service but to themselves. it is truly hypocritical. >> reporter: congressional officials tell the i-team another half-dozen lactation stations will soon open in the longworth building, but there are no announced plans to add any more family restrooms. >> would current staffers bring their children in and use the changing tables? maybe not because they are so busy. >> reporter: a former house staffer, now mom of three children, says upgrades would help congress keep its best and brightest from leaving government service. >> when you see the changing tables, it does sen a
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that, hey, this is a family friendly place to work. >> reporter: it communicates something. >> sure. >> reporter: there is a big hurdle, it's politically tricky for some members of congress to spend taxpayer money on themselves for upgrades to the u.s. capitol grounds no matter who benefits. scott mcfarlane, news 4 i-team. have you seen something at your workplace the i-team needs to investigate? visit our nbc washington app where you can send the team an e-mail. just click on investigations. well, with the heat comes the humidity. tom is back with how sticky it's going to feel around here. >> and the warning for parents too, the marijuana products that are being made to look just like sweet treats.
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our weather is heating up out there this morning. bright sunshine is pushing those temperatures up. >> the question, tom, is how warm is it going to get today? >> warm enough. keep everybody happy. >> i like that.
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>> after what we've been through this may this is certainly welcome, a welcome pattern that's going to be around here all the way through memorial day weekend i'm happy to say. live view from the storm team 4 city camera overlooking the potomac river, high clouds drifting over us now, in and out during the afternoon but not blocking a lot of the sun. temperatures now up into the low 80s across maryland and virginia most locations and right near the waters that's in the mid and upper 70s. dpet some exercise today, get in a run, perfect day for that. bike ride or just a brisk walk, temperatures will be near 80 between now and 1:00. by 3:00 the low 80s. mid 80s between 4::00s between p.m. then back down near 80 by 8:00 p.m. so great evening for getting some exercise as well. storm team 4 four-day forecast we keep the summer like pattern going tomorrow although little more humid afternoon highs reaching upper 80s. little greater chance of an afternoon storm on friday and a hot humid day friday. up near 90 degrees on friday
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weekend looking great. we'll have mostly sunny sky, temperatures climbing into the mid 80s during the afternoon. at the atlantic beaches looking good for the holiday weekend. the water temperatures are kind of chilly though, you may only want to go in up to your knees. only in the low to mid 60s, but we'll have lots of sunshine on saturday, partly sunny on sunday near 80 at the beaches on both days and then watching coastal storm monday. right now the improving news is that we might not get any storms around. little greater chance west of the metro area on monday afternoon, otherwise partly sunny for memorial day. that's the way it looks. >> all right, tom, thank you. a warning now for parents about candy that could send your child to the hospital, some marijuana is being made to look like sweet treats. nbc's jeff rossen reports on what you need to know. >> reporter: all kinds of candy. >> it looks yummy. >> reporter: even baked goods. >> i
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>> reporter: they look so good, but -- >> this one is actually edible marijuana. >> oh, wow. >> reporter: it's the latest craze. edible marijuana that looks identical to candy, just look at these side by side. can you see the difference? that's real sugary candy on the right, and that's pot on the left. marijuana now legal for either recreational or medical use in 24 states and d.c. but the product is spreading everywhere. children hurt from california to new york, last year alone poison controls across the country reporting over 4,000 kids and teens exposed to marijuana. >> it was a cookie and i ate it. >> reporter: this 8-year-old boy rushed to the hospital after finding a pot cookie at the park. >> it felt like i was vibrating up and down and everything looked like it wasn't real. >> reporter: and in michigan two children sent to the er after getting into this man's
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>> this is extremely dangerous. we could see seizures, hallucinations, there can be loss of consciousness. this is very serious. >> reporter: and it's easy to get. >> i'm interested in the watermelon ring. and do you have any cookies or brownies? >> reporter: our rossen reports team going shopping in denver. >> looks just like candy. >> reporter: then i hit the street, can these kids spot the pot? what does this look like to you? >> gummy bears. >> reporter: do you like gummy bears? why? >> it looks yummy. >> reporter: it looks yummy? what looks yummy about it? >> because it has sugar on it. >> reporter: this 3-year-old so enticed. watch. would you eat this? >> yeah. >> reporter: you can't touch that. even older kids confused. would you eat these? >> yes. >> reporter: why? >> because they're cookies. >> reporter: parents, they're puzzled too. up close here can you tell the difference? >> not at all. >> reporter: this is a very bad idea. >> absolutely. kind of smell it
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it is. >> reporter: you wouldn't know otherwise? >> no. >> reporter: now police are issuing an urgent warning to parents. >> we have little kids that accidentally get into this stuff, don't know any better or babysitter give something to a child out of a pan try, those accidental issues are on the rise and it's a big problem. >> reporter: do you think pot candy is bad? >> kids are going to want to get into this stuff. banning it is the only way to deal with it. jeff rossen reporting. >> local students competing in a national spelling bee and we have some updates. and more than a circular pattern on the ground. why some say there is a eairitual m
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i was a believer you could say in the labyrinth in how it can help our body and mind. >> some might call it complicated and confusing, others see as a calming and con t it's been observed and walked for people for centuries around the world. these are some of the modder e iterations. joining us to what led her on this project you have made an interesting study of people who have found the labyrinth something of a godsend for different reasons. thank you for being here. >> thank you for having me. >> it is interesting and we are
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labyrinths featured in places i had never noticed them before. maybe you can tell us what led you to do this film. >> right. well, as a filmmaker i have produced a number of documentaries featuring d.c. area people, places and issues. so i've always been interested in the area where i've lived much of my life. i learned about the labyrinth through an organization i belong to called women in film and video. somebody mentioned they were looking on advice how to shoot an aerial shot of a labyrinth in maryland, i thought that sounded interesting. >> you got quite a few. >> so i started looking up labyrinth and i found that there's a worldwide labyrinth locater on the web and i started to look at what labyrinths were here in the d.c. metropolitan area. >> i would describe it as a maze for meditation where you walk around and get into yourself and meditate perhaps. how would you describe it? >> well, a labyrinth is different a
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labyrinth has a single path that leads to the center and then back out again. so there's no way you can get lost on a labyrinth. you follow that path. whereas a maze has several different pathways and it has dead ends. and you can get lost in a maze. and that's why people love to walk labyrinths because they don't really have to think about where they're going. they follow the path. >> now, you've said you don't think it's religious, but it's spiritual. tell us a little bit about the people you interviewed and why they use the labyrinth? >> people use it both for religious purposes and also people who don't have a religion use it also as a spiritual and meditative tool. what i wanted to do was show a variety of labyrinths each unique in their setting and the individuals that it serves. some of the people that you will see in the documentary are an iraq war veteran who sustained traumatic brain injuries during the war. he was treated at the national intrepid center of excellence, which is at walter reed which treats service members who suffer from post-traumatic stressis
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brain injury. and he use the labyrinth there as a form of healing. >> a lot of different reasons for it. >> yeah. >> the national cathedral is spotlighted in your film. >> yes. >> let's take a look and listen to what they say. >> our mission is to be a spiritual home for the nation. and a labyrinth is really meditation practice that anyone can enter and engage with and find meaning in. >> now, your film is going to premiere soon, tell us about that. >> yes, i'm very excited. the film will premiere on tuesday may 31st a:00st at 7:30. at washington national cathedral. and it's free and open to the public. and there will be a labyrinth walk prior to the 7:30 p.m. screening at 6:30 p.m. it's part of the cathedral's monthly labyrinth walk open to the public. >> so better get there early, huh? >> that's right. >> thanks so much for joining us. >> thank you for having me. >> looking for a labyrinth to go and walk. >> wonderful. thank you. >> all right.
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♪ just when you thought nothing could ever top "star wars," the force awakens teaser trailer the disney classic topping the charts within 24 hours of disney's "beauty and the beast" teaser, close to 92 million people watched it online. "the force awakens" originally held that at 88 million views. today a maryland student is competing for a $50,000 scholarship in the final rounds of the national geographic bee right here in d.c. he lives in ellicott city outside baltimore one of ten finalists to advance in the geography and history competition. >> m-e-p-h-r-o-l-i-t-h. >> that is correct. >> little hesitation but he got it there. that was nicholas of waldorf
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taking part in the national spelling bee. the preliminary rounds are happening at national harbor right now. so far everyone from our area has made it through although the spellers from virginia are still waiting to go. now, the finals and the championship round are both tomorrow. >> always exciting. nail biters. >> those kids are so smart though. >> they are so smart. after the break tom will let us know when we could see some rain again. and a 7-year-old kentucky girl who isn't letting a rare bone marrow disorder breaker spirit h.
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♪ they go ooh ooh. ♪ hey! ♪ they go oh-ooh-ooooh. ♪ sitting, watching, waiting, wishing. ♪ ♪ i tell you one thing, you never knew it. ♪ ♪ at the back of the bus ♪ there is so much to give, so dream big. ♪ ♪ yeah. ♪ and when they screaming get out, get out. ♪ ♪ all i wanna hear is get down, get down. ♪ ♪ yeah. ♪ and when they screaming get out, get out. ♪ ♪ all i wanna hear is get down, get down. ♪ ♪ get down, get down.
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allison porter and team christina. >> there it is. "the voice" crowned its season ten champion 34-year-old mother of two alisan porter from team christina. she's been a fan favorite all season long here. it's been five seasons since a female contestant won "the voice." and it's also the first time a female coach has won that title. that's huge. >> she was my favorite. all the way from the beginning. i didn't see it last night so i didn't know she won until you just said it. congratulations to her and to all the contestants. >> absolutely. >> very good season. a 7-year-old kentucky girl isn't letting a rare bone marrow disorder break her spirit. >> audrey calls herself the karaoke queen. it's easy to see why a lot of people are falling in love with her singing. nbc's shannon kogan
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>> reporter: she's a karaoke que queen. ♪ >> reporter: 7-year-old audrey with performances like this she's taking the internet by storm. more than 1 million followers on facebook. >> i was inspired by taylor swift because she has like all the passion and spirit. and i just thought i would start maybe put a little passion and spirit in me so i can try to fight off my disease. >> reporter: she says it's working. she's even gotten to meet taylor swift. her disease is diamond blackfan anemia. >> doesn't make as much blood cells as most people do. and it makes me a little bit short, but that doesn't stop me from moving and acting. >> reporter:
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raise awareness for the disease. it's done so much more than that. >> people are really, you know, they're very concerned about her, and they're very inspired. knowing what she goes through and they see her happy and smiling and it gives them the -- you know, it gives them that same passion and inspiration. >> reporter: they also share some of the more difficult moments, such as blood transfusions. >> we want to also remind people that she's battling this illness. >> reporter: throughout all of this, young audrey keeps a very mature attitude. >> you just have to take a breath and say i can do this. and then you go out there and then you just do it. >> amazing! >> wow. >> she's cute and she is so mature. you listen to her she's so articulate. >> krn credible. very talented too. >> pretty impressive. we've got some great weather, what are you planning to do with it? >> i'm going to do something. you definite
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some time outside. 82 degrees outside our studios right now. live look outside for you at the potomac and some clearing skies. little sunshine to make you put a smile on your face this morning as well. >> yeah. just a little hazy out there, but tom can tell us if that part is going to clear up. it's getting warmer as we speak. here's tom. hey there, tom. >> little bit of humidity in the air today, but look at storm team 4 radar. thankfully we don't have any storms around now, and everything's looking good for travel. here's your storm team 4 seven-day outlook. we'll be in the mid 80s this afternoon, great day for a game at nats park. and then tomorrow we'll have a little greater chance of an afternoon storm, into the upper 80s, hot and humid on friday. it will feel like summer up near 90 degrees. and a greater chance of an afternoon storm on friday. but right now most of the memorial day weekend is looking great with highs in the 80s each day and maybe a thundershower coming in on monday afternoon. >> nice job. >> that is it for news 4
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